How to Dress Up As Hobbes from Calvin and Hobbes

According to Calvin, "Hobbes is always a little loopy when he comes out of the dryer."Hobbes is a character in the comic strip Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson. If you are a fan of the tiger or want to dress up as Hobbes for Halloween here are some ideas.


  1. Wear some sort of tiger costume. A homemade one could consist of:
    • A long sleeved orange shirt and pants with black stripes drawn on.Dress%20Up%20As%20Hobbes%20from%20Calvin%20and%20Hobbes%20Step%201Bullet1.jpg
    • White gloves and shoes for paws.Dress%20Up%20As%20Hobbes%20from%20Calvin%20and%20Hobbes%20Step%201Bullet2.jpg
    • A headband with black cat ears on it.Dress%20Up%20As%20Hobbes%20from%20Calvin%20and%20Hobbes%20Step%201Bullet3.jpg
    • Orange cloth to use as a tail.Dress%20Up%20As%20Hobbes%20from%20Calvin%20and%20Hobbes%20Step%201Bullet4.jpg
    • Face paint: Paint your face white and your nose black (whiskers are optional).Dress%20Up%20As%20Hobbes%20from%20Calvin%20and%20Hobbes%20Step%201Bullet5.jpg
  2. Try to act like a cat in general. Hobbes was inspired by a house cat named Sprite, so he's really a tiger/cat mix. Here are few specific characteristics to imitate:
    • Pretend that tuna is your favorite food. Hobbes tends to prowl the house at night trying to find cans of tuna.Dress%20Up%20As%20Hobbes%20from%20Calvin%20and%20Hobbes%20Step%202Bullet1.jpg
    • Lurk behind corners or doors waiting to pounce on people. Act like you are overjoyed to see them. Hobbes enjoys tackling Calvin when he gets home from school.Dress%20Up%20As%20Hobbes%20from%20Calvin%20and%20Hobbes%20Step%202Bullet2.jpg
    • Nap often. Hobbes enjoys sleeping in and reading Calvin's comics while he is at school.Dress%20Up%20As%20Hobbes%20from%20Calvin%20and%20Hobbes%20Step%202Bullet3.jpg
  3. Adopt Hobbes' mannerisms. Although Hobbes is an animal he has a lot of human qualities and habits as well.Dress%20Up%20As%20Hobbes%20from%20Calvin%20and%20Hobbes%20Step%203.jpg
    • Have lots of common sense. Hobbes refuses to cooperate when Calvin suggests something dangerous or daft.
    • Do not interfere with trouble-making beyond a few oblique warnings. After all you won't get in trouble, will you?
    • Insist that tigers are superior to humans. If someone asks you why humans exist, answer "tiger food" and grin evilly. Brag about tigers and your abilities constantly.
    • Be susceptible to girls, and mention "smoochies" often.
    • Be an intellectual. Be a great artist and help others with their homework. Hobbes often ends up doing Calvin's projects or reading his books.
    • Act kindly towards people and smile a lot. Hobbes is almost always polite.



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